Jamie Vardy set to play against Wolves


England International, Jamie Vardy is set to face Wolves on Sunday after he sustained a groin injury for some weeks. He is gradually gaining fitness, Leicester City coach, Brendan Rogers confirmed the news.

The Fox had a good time before he went on the injury list- after a successful groin operation-as, the English striker has scored 11 goals with 5 assists in 18 Premier League appearances for Leicester City.

Vardy was forced out of the pitch against Southampton last month. The Foxes won that encounter 2-0.

Jamie Vardy

Leicester has been surviving the activities of the league, staying put to the third position in Vardy’s absence. Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho has been filling the Englishman’s boots, scoring at Craven Cottage against Fulham last Wednesday, 2-0 it went at the encounter.

Rodgers reiterated the relevance of the 34-year-old in the squad, he said there is no need to ‘rush him’ but will be available for selection.

“Jamie is so important to us but the beauty of it is we don’t need to rush him back. Just to have him available to start or come off the bench is a huge boost for us.” He emphasized that Vardy will available for the Wolves game

“Jamie will be available for the game. It was just about trying to fit the operation in at the right time, we had a good idea of the recovery time but Jamie is naturally very fit and he has recovered very well. He looks fit, strong and available.

He lauded Iheanacho‘s impact on the team since the absence of Jamie Vardy.

 Jamie Vardy
Kelechi Iheanacho

“You saw Kelechi the other night, Kels was terrific, he scored a great goal and he will be high in confidence.

“It’s great Kels has got his goal because he works so hard. He got his reward for that.” Rodgers praised the Nigerian

Rodgers said that every player at the Kings Power Stadium work hard for the common good of the team. Each player understand how they play their roles. He said that he does a sort of rotation in the team.

“Everyone understands their role and position here, it is about the squad and the team. What is important is the communication, they understand they play an important role and I can’t pick the same team in every game.” he said

“They all carry the same importance. When they are asked to come in and play they have all done fantastically.” he added

Both Wilfred Ndidi and Wes Morgan are still sidelined they have thigh injury and back problem respectively

The former Liverpool boss said English topflight has been competitive year in year out. He said it’s a league where some lose and other win, or even go into crises.

“At some clubs, you can lose a game or two and go into a crisis but that’s never the case here because of how we try to manage it. If you have an honest group of players who can reflect and learn from it they can be better in our next game.

“The Premier League year-on-year gets even more competitive. That’s the reality of it. There are no easy games, you have to fight for every result.”

Leicester is five points behind Manchester City and two points ahead of Liverpool.  They hope to win the match against Nuno Espirito’s lad on Sunday with the presence of Jamie Vardy.


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